Cover Reveal- Abandon by Cassia Leo

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Expected Release Date: January 2014

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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SYNOPSIS

Tristan never gave a shit about the girls he used and abandoned. His manwhore ways were ingrained in him from birth. His past has always been a mystery his conquests have wanted to crack, but no one has been able to… until now.

Senia has always fallen for the wrong guys, but this time she’s fallen for the worst of them. Her attempts to guard her heart from Tristan’s charms and sexual magnetism only spur on his pursuit. And soon, the electric energy between Tristan and Senia sparks a fire too wild to contain.

Now Tristan must decide if he will abandon his old ways or if he will stay true to his past and abandon Senia instead.

Note: This is a spin-off from the Shattered Hearts Series and can be read as a standalone.

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CHAPTER ONE

She walks into Yogurtland with her cell phone pressed to her ear and a scowl on her face. Behind the scowl, her vulnerability shines like a fucking nuclear explosion in a dark closet. Whoever she’s talking to has stripped her bare. I find myself wishing it were me who affected her that way.

She’s digging inside her purse while balancing the phone between her shoulder and her ear; probably searching for money to get her frozen yogurt fix. What is it about frozen yogurt that makes us feel better? Maybe it reminds us of being kids, and how something as simple as a trip to the yogurt shop could turn a bad day into a great one. Whatever it is, I can see that she desperately needs some frozen yogurt. But with each passing moment that she’s unable to locate her money, I see the hope draining from her face.

“I told you to stop calling me. I don’t care if your car is in the shop. I’m not picking you up!”

She drops her purse and cell phone onto the checkered tile floor and curses loudly. “What the fuck are you staring at?!” she barks at the man who’s ogling her ass while ushering his small child out of the shop. “You’ve never seen a girl in a skirt bend over?”

She falls to her knees as she reaches for the cell phone first. She presses it to her ear and says hello a few times before she realizes there’s no one there. I walk over to her, coolly taking my time, then I kneel next to her and reach for the lipstick tube that rolled behind her left foot. I hold it out in front of her. She looks sideways at me and her mouth drops as she’s stunned into silence. Most girls are stunned when they see me. I’m used to that. But Senia has seen me plenty of times. She’s not amazed by my good looks. She’s stupefied by my impeccable timing.

Her gaze immediately falls to my lips, which are just inches from her own. Then she begins to sob as she throws her arms around my neck.

I can’t help but chuckle. “Hey, it’s okay,” I whisper into her ear as I breathe in her scent. She smells like strawberries or pineapple. Something fruity. It’s intoxicating.

I reach up and grab her face to pull her away, so I can look her in the eye. “What flavor do you want?”

A tear rolls down her face and I wipe it away as she stares at me, still dumbfounded. “Cheesecake, with strawberries.”

“Perfect.”

I help her gather the rest of her belongings into her purse then I order her yogurt as she watches me from where she stands next to the trash bin. She watches me as I approach her with her bowl of frozen yogurt, one of her perfect eyebrows cocked skeptically.

“Don’t look at me like that,” I say as I pass her the bowl of yogurt.

“Why?” she says as she pops the first spoon of creamy yogurt into her mouth.

She licks the spoon clean and I find myself wondering what it would feel like to have those full, red lips wrapped around my cock. I lean in and whisper in her ear, “Because you’re turning me on and I can’t fuck you in Yogurtland.”

She continues to cock her eyebrow as she takes another spoonful of yogurt into her mouth. “Then maybe we should get the fuck out of Yogurtland.”

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In the three years I’ve known Senia, we’ve almost fucked three times. The first time happened the day I met her, after a show we played in Durham. We were interrupted backstage by Xander, the band’s manager, just as Senia was about to get on her knees. The second time was at a Memorial Day picnic. We were both pretty shitfaced and she ended up tossing her cookies all over me as I was sliding her panties off. The third time happened less than three months ago, in a pub restroom stall. She started crying and couldn’t go through with it; she was too heartbroken over her ex. I think the fourth time may be the charm for us. For some reason, this makes me really fucking nervous.

I’m not afraid I won’t be able to satisfy her. There’s no doubt I’ll make her come harder than she’s ever come before. But for the first time in my life, I’m afraid of what will come after the sex.

Senia is Claire’s best friend. Even if Claire and Chris never get back together, I know she’ll always be around. Chris is my best friend. I can’t avoid Claire and, therefore, I can’t avoid Senia. Something about this terrifies me and intrigues me; like I’m flirting with danger or, more accurately, fucking with danger.

I grab the door handle on the passenger side of my silver Audi and pause as I look her in the eye and pull the door open. “Get in.”

She smiles and shakes her head as she slinks into the passenger seat. “Please don’t bother using your manners.”

“I won’t.”

I slam the door shut and walk around to the driver’s side, tapping the trunk as I note my surroundings. It’s eight in the evening. There are only three other cars in the parking lot and at least one of those belongs to the guy working behind the counter in Yogurtland. I look up at the lamppost in front of the car illuminating the hood and shining through the windshield.

I open the door and slide into the driver’s seat. Gazing into her eyes, for a moment I’m reminded of the last time my mom took me to get ice cream, when I was nine years old. I clench my jaw against the visceral nature of this memory and Senia takes this as an invitation.

She climbs into my lap and takes my face in her hands as she crushes her lips to mine. I thread my fingers into her hair and roughly grab a fistful of her dark locks. She whimpers as I thrust my tongue into her mouth and squeeze my fist around her hair, intermittently tightening my grip then easing up. Finally, I pull her head back by her hair and her eyes widen with shock and excitement. That’s when I notice her styrofoam bowl of yogurt upended between us, the cold stickiness seeping through both of our shirts.

She smiles as she swipes her finger through the cool, sticky substance and slowly eases her finger in her mouth. “Creamy,” she purrs.

“Fuck,” I whisper as my dick jumps, trying to escape my jeans.

I grab the bowl and toss it into the backseat and she smiles as I swipe my finger through the yogurt and reach under her skirt. Her thighs are smooth and warm against the back of my fingers as I move straight for her panties. She holds my gaze as I slip my fingers under the fabric and find her clit. She swallows hard as her smile melts into a look of pure ecstasy.

“Oh, my God,” she breathes as I stroke her gently.

I grab the back of her neck and pull her mouth against mine, swallowing her moans as if they were the air keeping me alive. I shove two fingers inside her and she gasps as I curve my fingers to reach her spot. Her body curls into me as I lick the soft skin below her earlobe. Abruptly, I remove my hand from her panties. Her face is incredulous as I lift her up by her waist and place her on the passenger seat.

“Get in the back.”

For a moment, it seems as if she’s questioning this abrupt request. “This better be good,” she says as she slithers between the two front seats to get into the backseat.

I reach under her skirt as she crawls into the back and I yank down on her panties. “Jesus Christ, Tristan!”

“Make up your mind,” I say as I place my hand on her ass and push her into the backseat. “Am I Jesus Christ or Tristan?”

She laughs as I scramble into the backseat after her, holding onto her panties so she’s forced to leave them behind. I quickly position myself between her legs as she lies on her back and smiles. “You can be whoever the fuck you want.”

I slide my arm under her waist and lift her up so I can place her back against the passenger side window. Pushing her skirt up, I spread her legs wide open and marvel at the sight of her. She perfectly shaved with a small landing strip of dark hair that ends at the top of her slit.

“I prefer Tristan,” I say as I flash her my crowd smile.

She whimpers like a kitten in pain, her hips writhing against me as I devour her slowly and methodically. She tastes like the frozen yogurt I smeared all over her.

“Oh, Tristan,” she moans and I hook my arms tightly around her thighs to steady her as her legs begins to tremble. “Oh, my fucking God!”

I suck gently as her clit pulsates against my tongue. She lets out a loud cry that sounds like a sigh mixed with a scream. I can’t help but smile as I continue to stimulate her until she grabs chunks of my hair and yanks me up.

“Holy shit,” she breathes as she wraps her arms around my neck and pulls me on top of her.

But she doesn’t kiss me. She just holds me there and I quickly begin to feel uncomfortable with this closeness. I begin to push away, but she tightens her grip.

“Please don’t move,” she begs, and I can hear something strange in her voice—she’s crying.

I lie still with her for a while until I no longer hear her sniffling. I slowly pull my head back to look her in the face and she quickly wipes at the moisture on her cheeks.

“I’m sorry,” she whispers.

I grab her hand and pull it away from her face. “It’s okay,” I murmur as I brush my thumb over her cheekbone.

“No, it’s not,” she says, a hard edge to her voice as her hands reach down to undo the button and zipper on my jeans. “But it will be.”

She pushes my boxers down until my dick springs free and I suck in a sharp breath as it comes in contact with her.

“I don’t have a condom.”

My shoulder-length hair hangs around my face as I hover over her. She reaches up and pushes my hair back as she pulls my mouth to hers. I groan as I try to resist making such a stupid mistake. Despite the rumors, I don’t have unprotected sex. I may be a whore like my mother, but I’m not as reckless as she is.

I try to pull my face back, but Senia holds my head still. Suddenly, I’m royally pissed off. I rip my head out of her grasp and glare at her.

“This is just a fuck. Nothing more,” I insist and her eyebrows scrunch together. A sharp pang of regret twists inside my chest. “I’m sorry.”

Why the fuck am I apologizing?

“Then shut up and fuck me,” she says as she tightens her legs around my hips and the tip of my cock presses against her opening.

I slide in slowly, watching as she closes her eyes and tilts her head back. Leaning forward, I suck on her throat as I gradually ease myself further inside her with each stroke.

“You’re tight as fuck,” I whisper as I carefully work my way deeper inside.

She doesn’t respond, so I keep thrusting, slowly at first then working my way up to a steady pace. I pull my head back to see her face and her eyes are still closed. I don’t know why, but I want to see her eyes.

“Look at me,” I command, and she opens her eyes instantly, her gaze finding mine.

Her eyes are slightly red and that’s when I notice the tear tracks running from the corners of her eyes, down her temple, and disappearing into her dark hair. A strange urge overcomes me and I lean down and kiss her temple. Licking my lips, the saltiness of her tears turn me on even more. I ease my hand behind her knee and lift her leg higher so I can thrust deeper.

She whimpers as she threads her fingers through my hair and pulls my mouth to hers. I kiss her slowly, matching the rhythm of my hips to the movement of our tongues. She bites my top lip and I feel myself getting so close to blowing my load.

“Holy shit,” I whisper as I try to pull my head back, but she holds my head still and kisses me deeply as I let go inside her.

My dick twitches as I fill her with my gushing warmth. I grunt into her mouth and she continues to kiss me, swallowing my cries the way I did hers. Finally, I tilt my head back and look her in the eye. Then I ask her a question I haven’t asked anyone since I broke up with Ashley four years ago.

“Who was that on the phone?”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cassia Leo Author Pic_newUSA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she’s not watching reruns, she’s usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading–sometimes both.


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Cover Reveal- Entangled (Evolve #2.5) by S.E. Hall

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Things heat up, and not just the Georgia summertime, when Dane and Laney go head to head over plans for her new duplex. But Laney’s got his number, and knows just how to coerce her bossy, domineering man. Spend the summer with the gang and find out…just how many is a crowd?

The members of the Evolve Crew are getting older; so is the content. Mature audiences recommended.

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“Men shouldn’t know how to decorate anyway, using words like gaudy.” I let one brow raise and give him a suspicious smirk. “Do I need to learn how to fix the cars then? What if I get a flat?” “Oh baby,” he growls, his feet pounding the floor as he stalks toward me, “you questioning my manliness?” “Maybe,” I tease, slowing backing up. “Nancy.” My eyes dart anxiously around the room, mentally planning my escape route in this new territory. He laughs deeply, not a ‘ha ha that’s funny’ laugh, but more an ‘uh huh I’m coming to get ya’ sexy laugh. “Got it planned yet?” He grins knowingly, one eyebrow cocked. “Better run to wherever looks the most comfortable.” There’s no furniture yet, what is he talking about comfortable? Seeing the confusion on my face, he answers unasked. “Showing you how much of a man I am when I catch ya,” he creeps closer, “so I’d stay away from the tile, might hurt your back,” the mischief in his eyes ignites as he continues moving slowly closer, “or your knees.” Do I still have to pretend I don’t want to be caught? I love this side of Dane; the dominant, controlling, hunter than comes out more and more every day. The game’s precept itself is laughable; no one could question Dane’s virility. It seeps from his pores, an aura around him taking up all the air in a room. And he’s all mine. From his forever jostled brown locks and matching warm eyes, cocky lopsided grin and sculpted chest all the way to his eight back, that irresistible v and toned, tight ass- he is mine. “You wouldn’t!” I challenge, knowingly delightfully well that he would. “Oh baby, you know I can and will.” He flips open the button on his pants, that cocky grin suffocating me from where he stands, “I think you want me to.”

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Blogging Buddies Book Club ~ Take My Hand by Nicola Haken

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Synopsis

Twenty-four year old Dexter Michaels has arrived in the UK for a fresh start – leaving everything and everyone he knows behind in the states. Determined to put right some of the wrongs he’ll never be able to forgive himself for making and make his Aunt Sarah – the only person left who still believes in him – proud, he lands in London with the intention of working hard, getting his degree and keeping himself to himself. He can’t destroy anybody else that way…

His heart and his body have other ideas however when he finds himself sitting next to nineteen year old Emily Barton in his Psychology class. Moving down south to find her own New Life, Emily is shy, smart and beautiful – everything Dexter knows he should stay away from… everything he knows would be too easy for him to break.

But she makes him feel things he’d forgotten even existed. She makes him laugh, smile, care… forget. Without her trying, and without him realizing, Emily has wound her way into the one place he swore to keep locked away forever – his heart. But can she stay there when she discovers the dark past he’s so determined to keep hidden from her? Or will he destroy her too, just like he always expected?

(Not suitable for under 18’s due to language, drug/alcohol abuse and sexual content)

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Shortly afterwards Emily reached behind her and removed my hand from her back, panting and groaning as she did so. Then she brought it around to her front and peeled her lips away from mine just long enough to kiss my knuckles before positioning my hand on her upper thigh and slowly encouraging it upwards.

Firmly but gently, I snapped my hand free and covered hers with mine– stopping her from edging it up any further.

“But I’m ready,” she whispered, sounding disheartened.

“Doll, it’s late. You’re tired and you’ve been drinking,” I said. “And you might think you’re ready but I need you to be sure – more sure than you’ve been about anything in your life.” Gazing down to her knees, that heart-wrenching look of rejection sweeping across her face again, she sighed. “Besides,” I added. “When I touch you there I don’t want you to just be ready. I want you to be desperate. By the time I get to feel you, doll, I want you aching so badly for me that you’re struggling to walk. I want you panting so harshly you can’t form words. And I want your mind to be so consumed by what you want me to do to you, you can’t even remember your own name.”

Aaaaand… as if by magic – her cheeks flushed, making her hair look pale in comparison.

Forcing her chin up with my finger I looked intently into her eyes, silently assuring her that I have never wanted to be inside another woman so badly. Then I twisted my fingers into her hair, relishing the luxurious feel of her soft red curls and holding her face close to mine.

“I do want you, doll. And trust me when I say that when I finally get to have you, I will make you feel so good the neighbors will take out a noise pollution order on me.” I winked at her and traced the edges of her lips with my thumb. My cock was just one more throb away from freakin’ exploding and yet here I was… being a gentleman. Aren’t you proud of me? “Let’s get you to bed,” I said. Then, noticing one of her perfectly pruned eyebrows shoot up I added, “to sleep. We’ve got a busy day ahead tomorrow, doll. I want you refreshed and eager next time I let you kiss me,” I teased.

“You’re such a loser,” she said playfully, swatting my shoulder with her hand.

She couldn’t have been more wrong. I had never felt like such a winner in all my life.

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* Cough Syrup – Young the Giant

* Barely Breathing – Glee Cast

* Somewhere Only We Know – Glee Cast

* Set Fire To The Rain – Adele

* You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones

* Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon

* Lucky – Jason Mraz

* No Air – Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown

* Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth, Emeli Sande

* The Time of My Life – Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes

* Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

* A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

* Golden Slumbers/The End – K.D. Lang

* Fields of Gold – Sting

* And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going – Jennifer Hudson

* No Words – The Script

* Hold On – Michael Buble

About the Author

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Nicola lives in Rochdale, England with her husband and four children (six if you include the dogs!) She is the author of New Adult/Contemporary romance novels Inevitable, Saving Amy and the Take My Hand series – book two of which, Hold On Tight – will be released in December 2013. When she is not busy playing with her imaginary book friends (or talking about them with real life friends!) she can usually be found carrying out her ordinary mum/housewife/all round slave duties. Oh, and if the kids ever ask, she moonlights as the Pink Power Ranger while they’re sleeping…

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Blog Tour & Giveaway- His Ever After by Jessica Ingro

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Title: His Ever After (Love Square #2)

Author: Jessica Ingro

Release Date: October 29, 2013

Genre: Contemporary / Erotic Romance

Blog Tour Hosted by: The SubClub Books

Synopsis

 

All is fair in love and war.

Jacob Matthews learned that lesson the hard way when he discovered just how far some people will go to win someone’s heart.

When fate brought Samantha Monroe back into Jacob’s life, he finally started to believe that his world was going to be complete. He loves Sam with the kind of intensity that burns deep and scalds your very soul. But fate had other ideas in mind, forcing him into a life filled with cold touches, long silences and complete misery.

Brooke Dugan had to have Jacob Matthews. It didn’t matter that he was in love with someone else, she always got what she wanted. And what she wanted was Jacob. Brooke vowed that she would stop at nothing until Jacob was tied to her forever… in both life and death.

Find out what happens when lies are revealed and the bitter truth comes out. Hearts will be broken and bonds will be tested.

Everyone is worthy of love – even Jacob, but can he find his happily ever after?

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Review

Love Square the first book I LOVED!!! I know some people have issues with cheating in books how cheating is so horrible. But in my opinion in a book cheating isn’t as crazy and horrible because we are reading a fiction novel so I don’t take it so personal. I believe by her writing Love Square and it being based on on affair was very brave because a lot of people are against it. I give her kudos for how well she wrote it and was dying to read His Ever After!!

His Ever After was well worth the wait! I loved all the twist and turns in Jacob’s story and not many books that I have read are in the male’s POV and I absolutley love the males POV. The author had the perfect mix of throwing in Kara’s POV in there as well but it wasn’t too much and it always came at the perfect time when I would think I would love to know what’s going through Kara’s mind.

Jessica has a great way of writing and I feel she really writes her stories so her readers feel connected with her characters. She is definitley going to be an author that will continue to be on my TBR list when she writes a new story! I give this book 5 stars!!

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Jessica is the author of the Love Square series. She grew up in Central New York, where she spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world.

Jessica currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.

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Cover Reveal- All The Pretty Lies by M. Leighton

Isn’t it gorgeous?!? ALL THE PRETTY LIES is a New Adult Contemporary Romance filled with heat, lies, and romance. It is scheduled to be released November 12, 2013.

About ALL THE PRETTY LIES:

All the Pretty Lies

“Live, no regrets”

Her…

Sloane Locke has led a

sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why

her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone

along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the

girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things

will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight,

Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him…

In addition to inking

skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been

one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence

for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now,

he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will

let nothing and no one stand in his way.

Them…

Nothing in their lives

could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each

other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing

they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.

And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details

and in the lies.

How far will two people go

to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

M.Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling

author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a

native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets

her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one

she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books.  When her

thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in

ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of

her office.

 

For more about M. Leighton,

visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

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Release Day Blitz- Ignite by Tessa Teevan

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Title: Ignite (#1, Explosive Series)

Author: Tessa Teevan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 30, 2013

Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets

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Synopsis

After nearly a year and a half of grieving the loss of her husband, twenty-seven year old Alexa Sullivan Tate is headed back to her hometown after a decade of being away. She has no idea her high school crush, Jace McAllister, the guy who stole her heart the same night that he broke it, is more than ready to pick up the pieces.

Jace has spent the last ten years in the Army defusing bomb after bomb, trying to forget the girl who ignited all his passions. Little does he know that the spark still exists.

Ten years ago they had smoldering chemistry, but the spark between them now might light a fuse that leads to an explosion even Jace can’t stop. Not that he wants to. If only Alexa can get past her guilt and trust her heart again.

But how do you put it all on the line when you’ve already lost everything once before?

*While this is a series, each book will be standalone with spinoff characters.

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I nod, and she makes her way down the hall that I now see is lined with photographs. My stomach tightens, but I figure that I need to get this over with if I’m going to be staying here. I walk towards them, stopping at the first picture. I’m guessing it’s from the day they first met, the time she told me about, because she’s giving him a playful frown while he’s grinning at her like he’s already half in love with her, which, to be honest, he probably was. I feel a slight twinge as I take in the picture, knowing that at that moment he had no idea how short of a life he was going to have with her. Hell, he probably wouldn’t have even cared, as long as he had her while he could.

Shaking the thought out of my head, I browse each one. There are candid shots of them mixed throughout professional ones from events such as her graduation, Sierra and Jeremy’s wedding, and what looks like an engagement party. As I pass each picture, it’s becoming more real to me that she had a whole separate life before we reconnected. Strangely, I’m not bothered by it, seeing how happy she looks in these pictures, even though it was with another man and not me. I’ll admit that I was a little worried when she told me about their fighting, but looking at these pictures? I know Ty made her a happy woman, and I’m grateful that she had that while she could. Do I wish it had been me? Fuck yes, but what can you do?

Coming to the last picture, I’m breathless as the image of Alexa in a wedding dress enters my vision. I’m moving in for closer inspection when she comes out of her room, stopping when she catches me. Her hand covers her mouth as she closes her eyes for a split second. She swallows hard before walking towards me. She reaches out her hand as if to touch my arm before pulling it back, obviously thinking better of it.

“Jace, I… This is probably awkward, I’m sorry. I just… I wasn’t expecting you, and I don’t…” She trails off as she stares at the wall, glancing at the picture before turning her eyes towards the floor.

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About the Author

I’m a twenty six year old book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are my teams! I work for the government during the day, hang out with Air National Guard on the weekends, and am married to a guy 15 inches taller than me. We’re quite the pair! We currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with our two cats.

I’ve been reading since I was a kid. My mom was a librarian, so it was a given. Heck, she even made sure we watched Wishbone instead of the Smurfs. In 2011 when I graduated from college, my mom bought me a Nook, and then in the summer of 2012 I found this amazing site called Goodreads. I was introduced to so many amazing indie/self-published authors. After reading almost 400 books that year, my husband gave me the push to finally sit down and write my own. It was a rocky start, but over time the words started flowing and I couldn’t get Jace and Lexi out of my head.

If I’m not writing or looking through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find me curled up with my Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. I love my sports almost as much as I love my books. My other obsessions include red wine, hot men, country music, and all things Grace Potter.

I LOVE to hear from readers, so please feel free to contact via any social media site listed below.

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Blog Tour- The One Left Behind by Lena Nicole

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Synopsis

Colin and Addison are on their way home when they are caught in a vicious car accident.  While Colin walks away with minimal injuries, Addison suffers from a traumatic brain injury causing her to lose her short-term memory.  She can’t remember the night of the accident. She doesn’t remember being engaged.  She doesn’t remember Colin at all. 
 
While Addison rebuilds her life, Colin struggles with the fact that the love of his life doesn’t remember him.
 
When Addison meets Pierce, the one person who doesn’t have an ulterior motive, the one person she can talk to openly, Colin thinks his life may be over.
 
Will Addison’s memory return in time for her to save her relationship with Colin?  Or is it gone forever, leaving her free to love Pierce?
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Review
Holly Cow!!! I don’t even know how to review this book without giving away too much!!! I will try my best not to ruin it for you so you are just as surprised as I was when I was reading it. One thing I will say is at the ending I got chills and my mouth dropped right open! I totally had a WTF moment!
 
Addison was sweet, kind and just an all around great person to have someone like this who has everything falling into place for her and then have her life turned upside down by an accident just broke my heart. To wake up and not remember certain parts of your life I just couldn’t imagine how she felt.
 
Colin, Addison’s fiance before the accident someone who also had everything falling into place for him didn’t expect his life to be turned upside down when he remembers everything but his fiance doesn’t remember him at all. He broke my heart because he was falling apart and was turning into a different person. He went through a dark stage and that is all Addison could see.
 
Pierce, holly hottness! How can you not like him! He is sexy as sin!! He is the man you want to take home to your parents because he is so repectful. But when he opens the door for you he slaps you on your butt! He is the best of both worlds. He is a perfect boyfriend!
 
Read this story and you will be so torn on who to root for. Both boys in this book will tug at your heart strings and it makes it so hard to just pick who should be with Addison in the end. I will be honest I finished the book and I still can’t decide who I want her to pick!! I am dying for book 2 to be released! I give this book 4.5 stars!!!
 
-Harper
 
About the Author
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Rachael Lena Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughter, Natalie, with one on the way.  She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in political science.  She once had dreams of being in politics and working behind the scenes as a political advisor.  After working on Capitol Hill for a short time, she realized that wasn’t for her.  She always enjoyed writing and wanted to find a way to use that while moving from state to state with her husband’s career.  Fortunately, she met Nicole and was able to embark on this amazing journey with her.

Jaime Nicole Whitley is an Army wife and stay at home mom to her wonderful son Aiden who has a passion for music, reading, NASCAR and football season. She grew up in New Jersey and lived in Las Vegas for a couple years working as a medical assistant before meeting her husband. While following his career, she ended up in North Carolina.  Jaime has one rambunctious son, another on the way, as well as furbaby who is a mixed lab.  When she met Lena, she was so excited to share the same passion for books with her and jumped at the chance to work with her to write her own novel.

 
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